Russia

Legislation , International , Infrastructure , Pipelines

US, European Lawmakers Issue Statement Opposing Nord Stream 2

President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel last month reached an agreement that allows the pipeline that will take Russian gas to Germany to proceed.

August 3, 2021

International , Infrastructure , Pipelines

Merkel Defends US Nord Stream 2 Deal as Ukraine Cries Foul

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on July 22 defended a deal with the United States that allows the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to proceed as a pragmatic compromise, but Ukraine said the agreement was too weak to ensure Russia behaves the way Kyiv and the West want.

July 23, 2021

Markets , Trade , International , Pipelines

US, Germany to Vow Action on Russia in Nord Stream 2 Deal

U.S. officials insist they continue to oppose the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, but said the U.S.-German agreement would mitigate the possibility of Russia using energy as a weapon.

July 21, 2021

Natural Gas , Trade , International , Pipelines

Biden, Merkel Fail to Resolve Differences over Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

“Good friends can disagree,” Biden told reporters after two meetings with Merkel at the White House where they discussed Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline.

July 16, 2021

Infrastructure , Construction , Pipelines

Putin: Russia Ready to Fill Nord Stream 2 with Gas

Putin tells an economic forum that the first line has been completed.

June 4, 2021

Midstream

Hungary Agrees to 15-Year Gas Deal with Gazprom

Western partners register concern over reliance on Russian gas.

June 3, 2021

Drilling

KCA Deutag Secures Platform Drilling Contracts worth $550 Million

KCA Deutag has secured a contract award and two contract extensions for platform drilling services in Russia, U.K. and the Norwegian North Sea, the company said on June 2.

June 3, 2021

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) , Natural Gas , Trade , Methane , International

US Gas Export Projects Pursue Emissions Cuts to Assuage Foreign Buyers

America’s LNG exporters are unveiling efforts to slash carbon emissions from new facilities as they look to keep new multibillion-dollar projects on track amid mounting climate pressures.

June 3, 2021

Construction , Pipelines

Russia: Nord Stream 2 Testing to Start Next Week

Move follows the US waiving sanctions against company building the natural gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea.

June 2, 2021

International , Infrastructure , Construction , Pipelines

Germany, US Hold Talks on Nord Stream 2

Merkel dispatched two top aides to find a compromise with the Biden administration.

June 1, 2021